I've just started reading The Ultimate Tea Diet book and have decided to put into practice the principles of the book by embarking on a 4 week trial (known as the Tea Diet Challenge.)

One of my biggest hang ups in starting anything new, even when it's to better my health, is the cost that's typically associated. Our budget is slim to begin with, so I'm finding creative ways to stock up on tea for the Tea Diet Challenge, including a search for free samples.

Here's some goodies I found and I thought I'd share them all with you - enjoy!

FREE Design a Tea Sample (2 Samples!) http://www.designat ea.com/samples/ samples.php

FREE Tea Sample from Tea Chef http://www.teachef. com/request_ sample.html

FREE Sample of Tea Blooms (These require a $2 shipping and handling fee, but are super neat looking and does come with a $4 off coupon for your 1st purchase.) http://www.fullbloo mtea.com/ freesample. html

FREE Sample of Top Quality Tea http://www.topquali tea.com/english/ gratis_e. html
Join the Lipton's Health Club for FREE Information, Samples, and Coupons http://www.liptont. com/health_ club/sign_ up.asp

FREE Sample of Zhong Guo Cha Tea https://secure. worldsourceintl. com/freesample. htm

UK Only: FREE Sample of Yorkshire Tea http://www.bestteai nbritain. co.uk/try. php
A Holiday Treat for you!

Hi all,

Sorry to be MIA this past week. My computer hard drive took a vacation from which it did not return, so I'm slowly but surely rebuilding things!

As a gift to my fellow frugal friends, I've compiled a list of some proven ways to earn extra cash via the Internet. I hope you can find something to help give your budget a boost in the new year!

Best of Holiday Wishes to you! Hope you have a safe and wonderous holiday season.



A popular way to make money on the Internet is to participate in online surveys. There's a multitude of companies out there who offer incentives from entries into contests to amazon gift certs. For the purposes of this note... we're only interested the money, honey!

Also (I can't stress this enough) never pay a website or company for the chance to participate in a survey! The money should flow towards your pocket, not away from it.

Here's the best of the best out there:

SURVEY SAVVY Pays cash for completing short surveys. They pay out by check and are very prompt.

MY SURVEY Pays points for completing short surveys, but your accumulated points can be turned in for cash payments. They pay out by check and are very prompt.

OPINION OUTPOST Pays cash for completing short surveys. They pay out by check and are very prompt.

AMERICAN CONSUMER OPINION Pays cash for short surveys and product testing. They pay out by check and are very prompt.

If you have a child between the ages of 6 to 19 KIDZEYES is a great survey company where your children will have the chance to earn points (to trade in for cash) and prizes each month.

PSB SURVEYS Pays cash for short surveys. They don't offer as many opportunities as the others, but they pay promptly via PayPal when they do.

Non-Cash Paying Survey Sites, We Still Recommend:

BZZ AGENT Bzz Agent is a product testing company that asks in return for you to "bzz" about the products. You earn points for your "bzz" activities which can then be traded in for prizes. So, no cash here, but some great freebies and the chance to be "in the know" with new products.

GREENFIELD Greenfield has a lot of survey offerings that give you an entry into their monthly contests, but from time to time, they offer cash surveys too- so it's worth checking into.

KEYNOTE Conducts surveys mainly on websites and website usuage. Pays promptly in Amazon dollars (gift certificates to Amazon.com)

WR INSIDERS Another survey website for children and teens. Offers points (that build up quickly) to be exchanged for prizes or gift certificates. Please use referral code P09137051236 when registering (it's my daughter's code.)

Additional or Elusive Sites: Another mentionable is PINECONE, but they only have open calls on occasion- so watch their website! They pay cash for surveys and product testing.


If you ever go to the grocery store, shop for electronics, eat at a fast food chain or popular restaurant and feel that you know the difference between poor and excellent customer service... then Mystery Shopping might be a great way for you to earn some extra cash.

The very first and most important rule of thumb you need to know: Mystery Shopping Companies do not charge you to be a Mystery Shopper!

This is the easiest way to spot a scam. If a company wants your money in order to get assignments (meaning you are going to be employed by them) run, run, run as far away from their website as possible!!

You'll find a long list of legit Mystery Shopping Companies here : MOMdotCOM.net Mystery Shopping List

Mystery Shopping won't make you rich, but you could pull in a decent part-time income if you work for several companies, plus, if you take on restaurant gigs, you'll get plenty of free meals!


There are a ton of pay to click website out there with new ones cropping up everyday. I did my best to weed through them and pick out the cream of the crop, with the best reputations.

MYPOINTS Probably the most well known and biggest of the pay to click websites, MYPOINTS offers points for completing offers, reading emails, completing surveys, shopping, and other activities. The points accumulate quickly (depending upon your habits) and can be redeemed for Gift Certificates (and occasionally other offers.)

MORATRAFFIC Pays out cash and points for just about everything you can think of!: Completing offers, chatting, reading emails, surveys, clicks, referrals, playing games, and more. In addition they have an excellent payout level minimum of $5 (this is harder to find and the mark of a company interested in its users- most of the click to pay have a threshold of $25 and upwards before you will receive a payment.) Points can be redeemed for prizes.

CASH CRATE Another quality program with a great rep and an excellent payout level of $10. They pay for completion of offers, surveys, shopping, and more! They also have point offers that can be redeemed for prizes in the prize shop.

SEND EARNINGS Offers cash for a wide variety of things including reading emails, surveys, playing games, shopping, completing offers, and much more. They have a higher payout threshhold of a $30 minimum, but they made our list because they offer a $5 signup bonus and the offers all pay very well, so the $30 payout is not hard to obtain. Plus they have an excellent reputation amongst users.

And of course, GATHER which offers points for posting articles, pictures, and chatting with other members which can be traded in for gift certificates and other prizes.


Do you enjoy helping others? Do you have a gift for gab? Do you have pockets of quiet time available to talk on the phone?

Then, you may want to consider employment with a call center service. This growing field of opportunity for the at-home worker typically involves answering in-coming calls ranging from taking customer product orders to coordinating maintenance repair services.

Many companies will allow you to work as little as fifteen minutes a day to full-time hours each week.

You'll find a complete list of legit companies along with pay information for this job here:WORK AT HOME JOB FACTS: CALL CENTER REPRESENTATIVES


These opportunities may not fit "neatly" in the other categories listed, but they are ones you should check out, if they suit your interests.

CAFEPRESS If you own a website, blog, have a great idea for a t-shirt, or would like to promote your graphic designs or art, Cafe Press might be the place for you. Your profit can vary from a few dollars to full time wage depending on your pricing and the popularity of your products. (They are also a good site to consider using for school fund-raisers or family reunions!)

If you'd like to get an idea of products and how you might tie in to your website, we own a shop called The Write Shop which offers a few unique writers' gifts. It was created to give readers of The Frugal Writer a place to find fun items suitable for gift giving. (All prices were kept low to accomodate starving artists, so the profits are on the low end too, but this particular shop wasn't set up to be a money-generator. In any case, it will give you a good idea of how a basic shop operates. )

ASSOCIATED CONTENT Do you like to write? Do you know how to construct a good article? Or do you think you'd be good at reviewing travel locations, products, or sharing how-to information? Associated Content might be a very rewarding place for you to work on line, then.

AC pays for quality content/articles (starting pay average of $5 - $7 per article) and offers a continued performance bonus.

Check out these articles for examples of content (and for some interesting info too!)
Use Your Math Skills to Write a Book In A Year
Are Internet Freebies Taking Over Your Home?
Articles from A to Z (reviews/how- to/frugal living/etc.)

If you have websites or ideas to add, please send them to me and I'll feature them in the next blog. The more we share, the better opportunities for everyone!

Happy Holidays!!
Due to Computer Glitches, the MOMdotCOM.net blog is temporarily down.

We will return soon with more freebies and fun!

FREE Subscription to Elle Décor Magazine http://www.freebizmag.com/mypointselled_01welcome.htm

FREE Recipe Book from Jiffy Mix http://www.jiffymix.com/

FREE Carmex Lip Balm Sample http://www.carma-labs.com/freesample.asp

FREE Ring-Tone from Opti-Free http://www.opti-free.com/promotions/Ringtones.htm

DEAL: Weekly Deals from Office Depot http://www.officedepot.com/promo/list.do?listtype=MD Plus Free Shipping through Dec. 1st

DEAL: 99 Cent Movies Plus Free Shipping at Deep Discount http://www.deepdiscount.com
Everybody Love Raymond DVD http://www.deepdiscount.com/viewproduct.htm?productId=5747402&src1=AffiliateFuture&extid=df00030
Jeff Foxworthy DVD http://www.deepdiscount.com/viewproduct.htm?productId=5747276

COUPON: $2.25 off Carton of Silk Soy Milk http://silkoffer.com/

This is a must read: Business Week’s Article “101 Best Web Freebies” http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/nov2007/tc20071121_708667.htm is filled with oodles of great info and freebies. There’s also a companion slide show with links and info http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07/11/1121_freestuff/index_01.htm



FREE Sample of Dunkin Donuts Coffee https://dunkinathome.offerprocessingcenter.com/?source=[homepage]

FREE Christmas Cookie & Candy Recipeshttp://www.christmas-cookies.com/recipes/index.phtml

FREE Printable Dr. Seuss Gift Tags http://www.seussville.com/titles/grinch/tags.html

FREE El Paso Seasoning and Recipes http://www.startsampling.com/sm/oldelpaso/captureAddress.iphtml?item=24888&source=256&raf

FREE Pocket Weekly Planner http://www.alegrosoft.com/gift.php

FREE Ensure Single and Coupons https://ensure.com/registration.aspx?s=sample

COUPON: Printable Coupon for $2 off Advil https://j.ovm1.net/wch1/AdvilCoupon/registration.aspx?c=1381&p=ADVCPP0609&s=01

FREE Sample of Hamburger Helper http://www.startsampling.com/sm/24966/captureAddress.iphtml?item=24966&source=&p

FREE Child Safety Kithttps://www.globeontheweb.com/products/request/request.asp?Flag=Globe

OFFER: Sign up for a Chance to be a Self Magazine Beauty Tester http://www.self.com/magazine/sweeps/beauty_tester/entry/long/

DEAL: $1.98 Harry Potter and Batman Lego Keychain Figures at Lego.com! http://shop.lego.com/SalesAndDeals/Default.aspx?s=2 (50% or more off a number of other fun items and sets too.)

DEAL: Free Shipping at Petsmart.com (does not exclude food or cat litter!) http://www.petsmart.com Use Code PETENTN

FREE Subscription to Car and Driver Magazine http://www.freebizmag.com/zdcardriver01welcome.htm

FREE Sample of Purex Natural Elements http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid19886.aspx

FREE Sample of GoodNites Sleep Pants for Boys and Girlshttp://www.goodnites.com/na/specialoffers/freesample/Default.aspx

FREE Sample of Beanohttp://www.beanogas.com/HR_Overview.aspx

Whew! Black Friday weekend is over, but what chaotic fun! Hope you got all the deals you were looking for!

If you weren’t able to get all your holiday shopping done, there’s a lot of online deals still active and new ones for today, what is now coined “Cyber Monday”- one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. Best Buy http://www.BestBuy.com and Sears http://www.Sears.com are running a number of specials today, along with other retailers. Be sure to check them out.

Happy Holiday all! Hope everyone had a safe, warm, and loving Thanksgiving!



FREE Sample of Dunkin Donuts Coffee http://www.meijer.com/content/content.jsp?pageName=dunkin_donuts&cmpid=mmn1125ao4130

FREE Fishing With Mel Tillis DVD http://www.fishingwithmel.com/freedvd.php

FREE Teen Driver Handbook https://www.metwebforms.com/Redesign/Products/Auto/Teendriver/Docs/handbook.shtml

OFFER (for Teens): Register for a Chance to Host a Zip It Messenger Sleep Over Party http://www.giaheadquarters.com/zipitwireless/

FREE Ring Tones from Opti-FREE http://www.opti-free.com/promotions/Ringtones.htm

FREE Samples of Clarin Products http://www.armaghanddown.com/Clarins-Offer.T751.aspx

FREE Sample of Loreal Elive Anti-Dandruff Shampoo http://www.lorealantidandruff.com/index.htm

FREE Sample of Breathe Right Strips http://info-request.com/customers/gmtv/breathright/

REBATE: $10 Rebate on HP Ink Multi-Packs http://h30014.www3.hp.com/offers/us/pdf_printable_coupon/1435_save-on-hp-ink_10mir.pdf

COUPON: Printable Coupon for $5 Off Purina Pro Plan Cat Food http://www.proplan.com/products/requestCoupon.html?D=1412778&T=4156959

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

I hope you all have a safe and blessed holiday!


Need help with your Turkey? Call the Butterball Turkey Talk Line at 1-800-323-4848

Best Buy Bonus Door Busters (for Black Friday) http://www.bestbuy.com/thanksgiving2jt

Black Friday Ads (courtesy of one of my favorite websites, Fat Wallet) http://www.fatwallet.com/t/18/764918/

FREE iTunes Album http://www.tunecore.com/freealbum

FREE Samples of Dove Advanced Care http://www.startsampling.com/sm/24947/captureAddress.iphtml?item=24947&source=DOVE_COM&p=

DEAL: Disney Characters Lip Balm 69 cents each PLUS Free Shipping! http://mcalkins.avonrepresentative.com/
(Grab the Free Shipping Code, then Click on SHOP MY STORE. Once, you get to the Avon Store, you’ll find the Disney Lip Balm and Other Great Stocking Stuffers under PROMOTIONS)

Free Sample of Kotex Ultra Thin Ultra Compact Pads http://www.startsampling.com/sm/100082/captureAddress.iphtml?item=100082&source=

FREE PAM Welcome Kit https://www.pamprofessionalhotspot.com/user/register

FREE Sample of Paul Mitchell Quick Slip Styling Cream http://www.paulmitchell.com/headforchange/

FREE Sample of Green Breeze Organic Green Tea Powder http://www.betterfitnessproducts.com/green-breeze-free-sample.html

FREE Sample of Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips & Coupon http://www.startsampling.com/sm/100084/captureAddress.iphtml?item=100084&source=KROGER

FREE Sample of Friskies for Cats http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid22732.aspx

OFFER: Create a “Manage Your Money, Manage Your Life” Binder (sponsored by Discover and Real Simple Magazine) http://www.realsimplerewards.com/rsn/Discovercard/organize.html


OFFER: Special offers, tips, and recipes from Kens Salad Dressings http://www.kensfoods.com/kf/club/kensClub.servlet

FREE Whack a Penguin Game (Seriously addictive fun!) http://n.ethz.ch/student/mkos/pinguin.swf

FREE Sample of Slim Fast Protein Chews http://www.slim-fast.com/chews-sample/index.asp?bhcp=1

FREE Personalized Kahlua Labels http://us.kahlua.com/index.php?party=GL1email2007_11_15#/offers/237/64cfe91542da296d190efbf47de25db0beb94ed7

FREE “Mystery Shampoo” Sample https://pgpromotions.archway.com/hsmystery/?language=EN

FREE Sample of Garnier Fructis Color Shield http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid21190.aspx

FREE Sample of Shania Starlight Perfume http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid21256.aspx

FREE 2008 Betty Crocker Calendar http://www.startsampling.com/sm/2008BettyCrockerCalendar/captureAddress.iphtml?item=100095&source=245&raf

FREE Sample of Extra Topping from Dog Lovers Choice http://www.dogloverschoice.com/

COUPON: Printable Coupon for $1 off Any 2 Nestle Jingles http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=skorewh63109133&bt=xs&o=51465&c=VK&p=FjBe6EnT


November is a tough month for me to keep up with Freebies… lots of birthdays and holidays, but I’ll do my best to post my finds regularly.

Also, if you even come across any great deals or freebies you’d like to share- please send them along and I’ll post (with full credit given!) My email is barbwebbauthor@yahoo.com



FREE Sample of Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care https://pgpromotions.archway.com/hsreveal/?language=EN

COUPON: Printable Coupon for a Free Small Milkshake at Arby’s http://www.arbysfinest.com/coupies/

FREE Sample of Playtex Cleansing Cloths http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid21252.aspx

FREE Sample of Huggies Baby Wipes http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid22120.aspx

FREE Sample of Degree Deodorant for Men http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid21612.aspx

FREE “Save Snow” Sticker Pack http://www.aspensnowmass.com/snowsticker/

FREE Shoe Shine Sponge http://www.penguinbrands.com/penguin_flash_frames.html

COUPON: Printable Coupon for $3 Off 2 Post-It Products http://www.3m.com/us/office/postit/promos/flags/pdf/flags_coupon.pdf

REBATE: Save $4 When you Purchase the Shrek 3 DVD and $15 Worth of Gerber Products http://www.gerber.com/content/usa/bin/pdf/Q4_shrek/form.pdf


OFFER: Sign Up for the Popcorn Kernel Club for Samples, Coupons, and Special Offers http://www.kernelseasons.com/signup.php

FREE Sample of Loreal Vive Pro http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid16960.aspx

FREE Hallmark Expressions Card http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid20910.aspx

FREE Trial of Coffee Mate and Chance to Win a Coffee Mate Basket of Goodies http://coffee-mate.womansday.com/sweeps.html

FREE Sample of Biz Detergent http://www.bizisbetter.com/

FREE Holiday Butter Recipe Brochure http://www.wisdairy.com/OtherDairyProductInfo/Butter/SpecialOffers/Holiday2007/recipes.aspx

FREE Personalized Labels for a Variety of Liquor Bottles (Great for Holiday Giving and Weddings!) http://thebar.com/default.aspx?primarysection=4&connection=6


COUPON: Printable Coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 Free Baskin Robbins Sundaes http://www.baskinrobbins.com/coupon/bogosundae1107.html

IMPORTANT: Wyeth Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling products from the market because the dosage cups with these products do not have a half-teaspoon mark, which is the recommended dose on the label for children age two to under six. Check here for additional information- http://www.robitussin.com/

FREE 4-Pack of Promise Activ Super Shots http://www.promisehealthyheart.com/index.asp

FREE Wine Charms from Danzante Wines http://www.danzantewines.com/fakingitalian/

FREE Sample of LÓreal Skin Genesis http://lorealskingenesis.com/

COUPON: Printable Coupon for 75 Cents off Sun Chips http://www.sunchips.com/main.html?pageId=3.1


If you have children’s gifts included on your holiday shopping list, then chances are you’ll have a few video games or game consoles to buy this year.

But, how do you choose from the massive selection of titles and gadgets out there? How do you know the game or product you are purchasing is age appropriate?

The good news is, video games are actually among the easiest of entertainment products to decipher. The key is knowing what tools are out there to help you do so.

Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) ratings are found on virtually every game package out there. These ratings provide helpful information about the age-appropriateness and content of video games.

The front of virtually every game box displays an ESRB rating symbol ranging from EC (Early Childhood 3+) to AO (Adults Only 18+). On the back, next to the rating symbol, are content descriptors. Pictures, descriptions, and full explanations of each rating and symbol may be found on the ESRB website: http://www.esrb.org/index-js.jsp

In addition, Parental Control features are now available on video game consoles too. The Parental Control features allow adults to configure the system to limit access to video games based on their ESRB ratings, thereby ensuring that children do not have easy access to content that is inappropriate for their age level.
So, be sure to use your ESRB knowledge this season to make video game shopping a breeze!


FREE Sample of Irwin Straight Line Marking Chalk http://www.irwin.com/irwin/consumer/jhtml/chalk/index.jhtml

FREE Sample of Purina Naturals Cat Food http://www.catchow.com/naturals/

FREE Sample of Johnsons Baby Soothing Naturals Lotion https://secure-eadv.be.jnj.com/ccp/crsforms/html/babycentre/requestasample.jsp

FREE Sample of Healing Gardens Silk Organics Lotion http://survey.email.coty.com/SensorPro/survey/TemplateBlankRun.aspx?SurveyId=c92f85ad-7034-4f38-a2c4-135157b11043&PageId=4f34968d-1b83-4852-820a-8b0a0c931234&Ox=coty

FREE Sample of Sensodyne Toothpaste http://us.sensodyne.com/Freesamples.aspx

FREE Sample of Tylenol Rapid Release http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid18082.aspx

REBATE: Spray ‘n Wash Laundry Stain Remover Guarantee http://www.spraynwash.com/Stain_Challenge_2007.pdf

COUPON: Printable Coupon for Buy 1 Get 1 Free 20 oz. Tropicana Drink http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=skaudcr1039102&bt=wi&sssdmh=dm24.119350&o=51272&c=PE&p=mBX4AR3D


FREE Gift from Big Head Todd and the Monsters http://bigheadtodd.com/free/

FREE Sample of Purina Cat Chow Naturals https://offers.purina.com/ESurveyOfferPage.aspx?offercode=CCNO7

FREE Sample of Kenneth Cole Reaction http://www.reactionofattraction.com/

FREE Sample of Old El Paso and Free Recipe Booklet http://www.startsampling.com/sm/oldelpaso/captureAddress.iphtml?item=24888&source=raf

FREE Sample Of Estroven PMS And Coupon.http://www.estroven.com/pms/indexpms.html

FREE Sample of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar Drink http://www.bragg.com/aboutbragg/sample.html

FREE Diabetes Booklets and Motivational Magnethttp://catalog.niddk.nih.gov/detail.cfm?ID=366

FREE Sample of Sun Crystals https://www.suncrystals.com/vcrc/offers/nmcampaign.jhtml?id=vcrc/offers/suncrystals_box.inc&oid=5511&bid=44&formType=C

COUPON: Printable Coupon for $4 off Renu MultiPlus Solution


FREE Halloween E-Cards (fun variety!) http://www.greetingsnecards.com/events/halloween/happy_halloween.html

FREE Halloween Fonts http://www.halloweenfonts.com/zy72B8do/fonts-a.html

The Top Ten Spooky Drinks to Serve at Halloween Parties http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/368637/the_top_ten_spooky_drinks_to_serve.html8

Great Orange Drinks for Halloween http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/353922/8_great_orange_drinks_for_halloween.html


COUPON: $2.25 off Silk Soy Milk http://www.silkoffer.com/

OFFER: Register with Kahiki for a Coupon for a Free Kahiki Product and the Opportunity to Participate in Future Product Testing http://www.kahiki.com/mealoffer/

OFFER: Throw a Stress Free House Party http://www.adaa.org/stressOutWeek/ThrowAStressFreeHouseParty.asp

FREE Premium Variety Seeds Sample from Bentley Seeds http://www.bentleyseeds.com/contact.php

FREE Magnet from the Corvette Museum http://www.corvettemuseum.com/freegift/

FREE Pregnancy and Baby Wellness Kit http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancykit/

OFFER: Free Girls Night In Giftpack Plus a Free Subscription to TV Guide http://www.teenfreeway.com/girlsnight/movie_pg1.htm

OFFER: Costco Trade In Program – Recycle your Old Computer, MP3 Players, and other Electronics in Exchange for a Costco Gift Certificate http://www.costco.com/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?Prodid=11230482&cm_mmc=BCEmail_240-_-Focus-_-36-_-TradingRecycle_BCEmail_240

REBATE: $5 Back When You Purchase 3 Tylenol Products (see details for further info) http://www.valuesforhealth.com/page.jhtml?id=/valuesforhealth/include/1_4.inc


FREE Sample of Always Liners http://www.startsampling.com/sm/100021/captureAddress.iphtml?item=100021&source=AlwaysMaxPro

OFFER: Register with No Nonsense for Product Samples, Testing, and Offers http://www.nononsense.com/register.aspx

FREE Pink Scarf for Breast Cancer Awareness (Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky only) https://www.deaconess.com/body.cfm?id=1587

FREE Offers, Coupons, and Samples for Babies (and Expectant Moms) http://www.babytobee.com/affland.aspx?vid=99&ovchnGGL&ovcpn=PPA&ovcrn=Category+Free+Baby+Products+Ad+5&ovtac=CTX

FREE Sample of Nina Ricci Perfume http://www.nina-parfum.com/US/

COUPON: Printable Coupon for a Free Piggies N Biscuits Frozen Breakfast http://www.ccfbrands.com/

REBATE: Spray N Wash Stain Challenge http://www.spraynwash.com/Stain_Challenge_2007.pdf

FREE Subscription to Parent & Child Magazine http://www.rewardsgold.com/mags/parents/sg_pandc_pg1.htm

FREE Subscription to Popular Photography & Imagining Magazine http://www.freebizmag.com/emailpopphoto01welcome.htm

COUPON: Free Coupons for Blue Bell Icecream including a Free ½ Gallon on your Birthday! http://www.bluebell.com/Registration.aspx
FREEBIES & FUN (Lots of Good Coupons Today!)

COUPON: Printable Coupon for $5 off Polly Pocket Toys http://www.mattel.com/pollypromise/coupon_english.pdf

COUPON: Save $5 off any Mattel or Fischer Price Toy Purchase of $20 or More at Kmart http://www.mattel.com/kmart/

COUPON: Multiple Printable Coupons for Unilever Products http://microsite.coupons.com/gmsa/Offers.asp?lgn=0&Uid=55392714&SGN=1001&PID=12561&ZID=py79&NID=20

COUPON: Four Printable Coupons for Cottonelle Products http://www.cottonelle.com/special_offers/coupons/Default.aspx?complete=1

COUPON: Printable Coupon for $4 off Johnson’s Lotion or Body Wash http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=sg1ubde30338651&bt=wi&o=9784&c=JJ&p=ve5hCcNa&xpsp=xpsp2

FREE Samples of EmergenC http://www.emerginc.com/sample.php

FREE Printable Pumpkin Templates from Pillsbury http://www.pillsbury.com/view/halloween.aspx

REBATE: Stayfree Try Me Free Offer https://www.stayfree.com/stayfreeoffer/;jsessionid=uB2IzRtJ0MojEQnc1BDazYFK518

DEAL: 70% off at Restaurant.com is back! http://www.restaurant.com/ Use Code TREATS

FREE Sample of Tylenol PM http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid18082.aspx

Sorry I missed the Monday Freebies! Two of my little ones have strep throat and so, I’m sure you can understand, they needed a lot of mom time.

Hope you enjoy the list of goodies for today J



FREE Bag of Canine Caviar Dog Food http://caninecaviar.com/coupon.html

OFFER: Be a Wendy’s Underground Agent (Free T-shirt and Free Food!) http://www.relaygear.com/WendysUnderground/ApplyOnline/

FREE Sample of Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Care http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid20436.aspx

FREE Sample of Purex Natural Elements http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid19886.aspx

COUPON: Printable Coupon for $1 off 8 O’Clock Coffee (Play the Question of the Day Game) http://www.mysteryofgreatcoffee.com/

REBATE: $10 Rebate on Purchase of Ensure http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/22/109612.htm?z=2946_102734_2903_hz_12

Free Sample of Loreal Evive Dandruff Shampoo http://www.lorealantidandruff.com/index.htm

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AVOID SCAMS ~ EARN MONEY SUPPLEMENT – Miscellaneous Opportunities

These opportunities may not fit "neatly" in the other categories listed, but they are ones you should check out, if they suit your interests.

CAFEPRESS If you own a website, blog, have a great idea for a t-shirt, or would like to promote your graphic designs or art, Cafe Press might be the place for you. Your profit can vary from a few dollars to full time wage depending on your pricing and the popularity of your products. (They are also a good site to consider using for school fund-raisers or family reunions!)

If you'd like to get an idea of products and how you might tie in to your website, we own a shop called The Write Shop which offers a few unique writers' gifts. It was created to give readers of The Frugal Writer a place to find fun items suitable for gift giving. (All prices were kept low to accomodate starving artists, so the profits are on the low end too, but this particular shop wasn't set up to be a money-generator. In any case, it will give you a good idea of how a basic shop operates. )

ASSOCIATED CONTENT Do you like to write? Do you know how to construct a good article? Or do you think you'd be good at reviewing travel locations, products, or sharing how-to information?

Associated Content might be a very rewarding place for you to work on line, then. AC pays for quality content/articles (starting pay average of $5 - $7 per article) and offers a continued performance bonus.

Check out these articles for examples of content (and for some interesting info too!)
Use Your Math Skills to Write a Book In A Year
Are Internet Freebies Taking Over Your Home?
Articles from A to Z (reviews/how-to/frugal living/etc.)


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Do you enjoy helping others? Do you have a gift for gab? Do you have pockets of quiet time available to talk on the phone?

Then, you may want to consider employment with a call center service. This growing field of opportunity for the at-home worker typically involves answering in-coming calls ranging from taking customer product orders to coordinating maintenance repair services. Many companies will allow you to work as little as fifteen minutes a day to full-time hours each week.

You'll find a complete list of legit companies along with pay information for this job here:WORK AT HOME JOB FACTS: CALL CENTER REPRESENTATIVES If you have additional employers to add - please do so in the comments section - we'll continue to update the site as we come across new information.


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The Top Ten Spooky Drinks to Serve at Halloween Parties

8 Great Orange Drinks for Halloween http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/353922/8_great_orange_drinks_for_halloween.html


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Do You Owe Too Much on Your Credit Cards? http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/399630/do_you_owe_too_much_on_your_credit.html

Use Your Math Skills to Write a Book in a Year http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/404765/use_your_math_skills_to_write_a_book.html


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Sorry to miss the Monday Freebies & Fun, but I was hard at work on something I think you will get a greater benefit from (I hope!)

Readers of the Moms Guide and Blog Readers write in regularly requesting links for on-line earning opportunities I’ve written about or updated, and some have requested a dedicated page for this information rather than the daily blog…

Well, your wish is granted! I’m happy to unveil the newest addition to the MOMdotCOM.net addition:

The all new AVOID SCAMS & EARN MONEY! webpage… designed just for you!

It’s going to take a little time to gather it all together, but I’ve got a good start and will continue to add and update regularly for your continued reference and use.

And if you forget to bookmark the page, you’ll always find the link on the MOMdotCOM.net sidebar :)

Please feel free to share the website with friends and family, or anyone else you think might benefit. My goal is and remains to empower moms (and others) with the knowledge to succeed!

Also, I’ll soon be adding a newsletter option for those of you who have asked to have a reminder to check the blog… I’ll be doing you one better though, and sending the blog directly to your inbox each day!


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FREE Coupons and Offers for Tylenol Products http://www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/main.inc


In honor of a great cause to find the cure! I hope these offers will be of value to you or to a loved one.

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ORDER a Book Today or Any Item From Amazon… Proceeds from the MOMdotCOM Bookshelf go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation http://astore.amazon.com/bawebb-20 (Hint: If you add any book to your cart and then proceed to check out, it will take you to Amazon, where you can add additional items like movies, food, or toys to your cart too...and if you decide you don’t want a book today, the other items will still count and the proceeds will add up!)

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ENTER The Counting Sheep for the Cure Bedroom Makeover Contest Presented by SERTA www.serta.com Nominate Yourself or Someone You Know Who Has Been Touched by Breast Cancer. Two Winners Will Receive a Fabulous Bedroom Makeover by a Celebrity Designer!

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If you are looking for a new survey site with good opportunities and prompt payments, check out our newest favorite, Opinion Outpost


Are You a Helicopter Parent? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21146846/

How To Obtain Your Credit Score

Fall in Love with the Top Ten Drinks for Autumn


FREE Sample of Garden Harvest Chip or if You’ve Already Signed up for the Offer, there’s a
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Wickedly Good Halloween Party Food http://slideshow.ivillage.com/food/wickedly_good_halloween_party_food/?dst=rss%7CMSNBC_Today_Parenting

The Top Ten Spooky Drinks to Serve at Halloween Parties

And, if you’d like to see a picture of one of my little pumpkins… be sure to check out this article:

8 Great Orange Drinks for Halloween


I’m trying to make an extra $75 this week by eBaying, completing surveys, and writing a few articles for Associated Content… come join me for the fun on LIVING WITH ZERO DEBT http://www.livingwithzerodebt.blogspot.com

And cast your vote as to whether you think I’ll make it or not!


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FREE Sample of Complete Multipurpose Eye Solution

THOUGHT FOR TODAY ~ Free Internet Resources for Kids

Keeping your children busy can be a challenge for any mom. The next time you’re looking for activities, check out the following Internet resources for fun and free activities.

Keep them coloring. All you'll need to do is supply the crayons, print a few pages, and enjoy watching your children add life and creativity to the images. You’ll find lots of free printable coloring pages to get you started on the following websites:

Learning Planet – Alphabet Pages http://www.learningplanet.com/parents/alphabet/
National Geographic - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/coloringbook/archive/
Sesame Street - http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/coloringpages/
Crayola - http://www.crayola.com/activitybook/
Disney - http://activities.disneysblast.com/printable_coloring_pages.html
NIEHS – Environmental Health Pages http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/printauntie.htm
White House – President Pages http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/presidentsday/color/
PBS - http://pbskids.org/lions/printables/

Play an Educational Game. Online games can keep kids busy for hours, but they are especially rewarding when they are educational in nature. Check out the following websites for engaging games both you and your children will appreciate:

USDA My Pyramid - http://www.mypyramid.gov/kids/index.html
Girl Power - http://www.girlpower.gov/girlarea/index.htm
Fun Brain - http://www.funbrain.com/
Fun School -
Sesame Street - http://www.sesameworkshop.org/
DW Kids - http://www.dwkids.com/
Kids Channel - http://www.kids-channel.co.uk/

Create a Craft. Keep your children busy building imaginative items for play or crafting cherished keepsakes.

Michael’s Kids Club -(also offers free in-store activities) http://www.michaels.com/art/online/static?page=kids
Family Fun - http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/
Sandie Go Zoo - http://www.sandiegozoo.org/kids/crafts.html
Kodak - http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=9/7959/1368&pq-locale=en_US
The Holiday Zone -http://www.theholidayzone.com/recipes/index.html

Taste a New Treat.
Little hands love to help in the kitchen. Consider having an indoor picnic or have your child help prepare a special dessert for dinner. You’ll find a wealth of recipes and ideas on the following websites:

Kids Health - http://kidshealth.org/kid/recipes/index.html
All Recipes - http://kid.allrecipes.com/
Home School Zone - http://www.homeschoolzone.com/m2m/kids.htm
Sunkist Kids - http://www.sunkist.com/kids/
Kraft Foods - http://www.kraftfoods.com/kids-recipes/
Very Best Baking - http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/kids_recipes.aspx


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FREE Printable Pumpkin Carving Templates from World Wildlife http://www.worldwildlife.org/pumpkins/ (very nice assortment!)

FREE Potty Training Guide from Pampers http://us.pampers.com/en_US/ltpt_tools_login.do?mode=pottyguide

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We are going to deviate a little from the traditional format to bring you a wealth of information in the highlights from a chat I hosted on Gather.com last night.

(Do you Gather? If not, email me at
barbwebbauthor@yahoo.com and I’ll invite you! Gather is a fab community with a lot of conversation and fun benefits.)

I hope you enjoy and benefit from the following information:

SURVEYS: Some survey companies can be a waste of time for sure. Two of the higher paying ones are Survey Savvy
and Consumer Opinion
If you haven't joined them, I suggest you do. You'll find their surveys a bit easier, shorter, and they both pay out quickly. If you do well with Consumer Opinion too, they have some "elite" groups you may receive an invite too and you might be invited to participate in a focus group too, where the pay is much higher.

Another good one is Pinecone http://www2.pineconeresearch.com/faq.asp
- they have a quick payout (typically in the $3 to $5 range) for every survey and they are super easy, often fun, to complete. However, they only accept applications at variant times when they need more survey participants... so keep an eye out for invites if you aren't already a member.

FOCUS GROUPS: Speaking of focus groups, if you haven't checked into your local opportunities, you may be missing out on $75 to $150 a pop (usually 2 to 4 hours of your time,) or more if you qualify for any studies. You'll find a decent list of these on Volition http://www.volition.com/focusgroups.html

Free stuff is awesome and there are so many opportunities to find it on the web. Be sure to check my daily blogs at MOMdotCOM http://www.momdotcom.net/ and Living With Zero Debt http://www.livingwithzerodebt.blogspot.com/ where you'll find the best of what I find each day!

Other good websites to check are Fat Wallet http://fatwallet.com/ and My Coupons http://www.mycoupons.com/

GROCERY SHOPPING: A great place, if you don't visit there already, for finding out about loss leaders and what coupons to use where is Hot Coupons http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forums/ You'll find every grocery store and then some, with a wealth of info from all around the nation (and international too.)

MYSTERY SHOPPING: You said no to mystery shopping... is it just not suitable to your lifestyle or do you think you won't be able to complete the assignments?

I ask because it's one of my favorite ways to maximize my money making and saving opportunities. To get an idea, check http://livingwithzerodebt.blogspot.com/2007/09/how-i-made-money-on-my-last-shopping.html where you'll see how I made money on my last grocery outing.

I also love the free meals we get- can't beat 'em as eating out is something we don't do often. If you change your mind, you'll find a good list of mystery shopping companies here: http://momdotcom.blogspot.com/2007/01/lengthy-list-of-mystery-shopping.html

BOOKS: If you have any books sitting around, consider all these options to pocket a few dollars... Turn Your Old Books Into New Cash http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/118336/turn_your_old_books_into_new_cash.html

CALL CENTER WAHM: If you are interested in a stay-at-home job, consider working for a call center- they are generally order taking jobs and you can set your own hours. Pay ranges from $7-$10 per hour. With incentive programs, $11-$20, and upwards, may be possible. A part-time agent may earn $5,000 to $20,000 per year, while full time agents are reported to be in the $25,000 to $40,000 per year range.

More info here: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/96111/work_at_home_job_facts_call_center.html

SAVING ON PRESCRIPTIONS: I'm not a guru on insurance benefits as each state has such variant plans and resources available, but I did do a piece on saving on Prescription costs if that's a concern for you: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/145805/eight_ways_to_save_on_prescription.htm

HEALTH STUDIES There are a ton of health studies out there on all types of conditions and illnesses... not the same as having insurance, but they do provide you with physicals and health care throughout the studies. Something you might want to check into?

I know a lot of freebie people who have participated in these for the money (they generally pay well for participation.) Anyway, just a thought. Here's some links in case you are interested: http://www.ppdi.com/study_volunteers/ and http://www.centerwatch.com/ You never know where you might find help :)

EBAY TIPS: Deal Finder http://dealfinder.ebay.com/dlf/home is kind of a cool site, but they don't have coupons, just helps you search for deals. Not finding any current offers or coupons for Ebay right now, but My Points has a points deal right now.

FRUGAL BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANNING: The Dollar Stretcher is one of my fav sites, if you ignore the ads, I found these articles for you there http://www.stretcher.com/stories/07/07jun18h.cfm and http://www.stretcher.com/stories/04/04jul26g.cfm

Also check out ideas on Frugal Moms including a lengthy list of frugal games http://www.frugalmom.net/party_games.htm

And two information highlights that aren’t as easily classified:

QUESTION: Is it better to sign up and use as many GPT sites as you can per day, or pick a small handful of well renowned ones, which are proven payers, and put all your efforts into those?

ANSWER: Yes, yes, YES! Pick the proven players and stick with them. It's not a bad idea to diversify your efforts by participating with multiple proven players, but avoid the ones that drain your time for little pay in return. It's sort of like, would you rather make 5 cents an hour or $5? The opportunities may be a little slimmer on some of the tried and trues as they have more people participating, but the pay off is well worth your patience and time.

QUESTION: Several Mystery Shopping websites want money to join them, should I pay?

ANSWER: If there is one point I can't stress enough for you and anyone who reads this... Never, ever, pay a company to be employed by them. No quality company will ever ask for an upfront fee- that's a HUGE red flag there.

I hope you enjoyed these highlights and hope you can use some of the tips and links!

If you are already a Gather member, you’ll find the entire chat on the Girls Night Out Group.